The Xiaomi Mi Smart Home gateway is a WiFi / Zigbee gateway for communicating with Aqara or Mijia home automation accessories. The 2018 version makes all Aqara home automation accessories compatible with Apple’s HomeKit. The use will be much simpler With the project Zigbee2MQTT, it is possible to directly recover the states and measurements of accessories Aqara or Mijia without the need to use the official Gateway. Follow this tutorial to build your own gateway using a Texas Instruments CC2531 sniffer.
The Zigbee2mqtt project now allows Xiaomi accessories to be integrated into a home automation server (Domoticz, Jeedom, Home Assistant, Open Hab …) without having to buy the official gateway. It’s more economical and you have full control over the data collected by Xiaomi sensors. Here are several tutorials to start
Xiaomi Mi Home Aqara gateway compatible with Homekit offers
China / Europe / UK / USA adapter to operate the gateway
An electrical adapter is needed to operate the gateway in your country.
Xiaomi Mi Home gateway 5 in 1 pack
For a first installation, it is more interesting to buy the gateway Xiaomi Mi Home in a pack. The 5 in 1 pack is more interesting outside China because it does not integrate the connected socket.